Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student wanted to look at his Calculus course. Specifically, how the solutions to integrations of the natural logarithmic function and non-(sine/cosine) trig functions are derived. We worked through the derivative of the natural log, and then the integral of the natural log. Then we used that knowledge to derive the answer to the integral of the tangent. We also made use of the Integration by Parts formula."
"We covered many kinematic problems. The student struggled with figuring out which equation she should use to find the solution, but as she uses the equations more it will come more naturally over time. The student was eager to learn the material. I have her set up most of the problems and if she struggles I step in to help. I also have her come up with a plan on how to find the solution before starting. When helping her with homework, we're able to know immediately whether or not the solution is correct and today all but one was correct."
"The student & I went over the rest of her physics homework assignment, addressing net force, net torque, and calculation of moment of inertia. We were able to make significant progress. She is a very quick study and easy to work with."
"We went over a review set for her upcoming test. We covered several topics, from light to gravitation to centripetal force and acceleration. The student is motivated to do good on the exam. Our efforts focused on clarifying the applications of formulas and exploring ways to visualize the problems as an aid to understanding solutions."
"Our tutoring session came in two parts. The first part focused on astronomy. There was an astronomy packet that we went over. The second part was a review focused on a review of physics that was led by the list of equations the student had. We talked about what variables are in the equation, what the equation means, and how one equation is commonly used. I encouraged the student to continue to look at knowing how to use these equations."
"The student and I prepared for her physics test, which is tomorrow, on the unit of geometrical optics. We specifically focused on lenses and the lens equation, as well as ray-tracing, as tools for locating images and their characteristics (real/ imaginary, inverted or upright and magnification). As always, it is a great pleasure to work with her."